Cairns City House Rental Photos and Description
Luxurious Five Bedroom, Three Bathroom Timber Holiday House in the Treetops!
WARNING - BIG HOLIDAY PROBLEM AHEAD!
Many guests have written about their problem with Wanggulay Too Treetops. We feel obliged to share this with you. It begins when they stand on the balcony suspended in the treetops and enjoy the complimentary bottle of champagne. They often then relax on the lounges or daybed, overlooking the river below that cut through the rainforest in the spectacular Barron Gorge. Guests can spend hours in our fabulous antique bath privately built on a private platform by the river. If feeling slightly adventurous, they will take a very short walk into the national park and enjoy pristine swimming in crystal clear fresh mountain water under a tropical waterfall. After a hot outdoor Balinese style shower, by the river, or some time luxuriating in the 24 jet hot spa, its time to open the kitchen and the bar. And what an entertaining area this is, the bar on the balcony opens into the kitchen and friends and family spend time in the twilight dining and looking up into the amazing canopy of the rainforest lit subtly by our LED light system. It's time for Wanggulay rainforest dreaming in the brand new luxury pillow top beds. Rest and Repeat, That is what they do; they stay! What we mean is they don't want to go anywhere! They often cancel their day tripping plans to spend more time in the surrounds of this magical place. Once guest best described the problem years ago “It leaves a spell on you it's Wanggulay Dreaming! ', she said. And now it has become an epidemic! The kids are not immune either. We have a kid's guide, written by kids, that records all the great things to see and do. We give you a walking guide to the secretly located spectacular waterfalls just 10 minutes from the front door where you can enjoy You have been warned, read on and find out more, unless you’d prefer to spend your days travelling around in a car on your holiday.
So its time to leave your city life behind and step into 'Wanggulay Too Treetops.' It is a honeymooners, couples, small groups, hens, bucks and families first choice! Wanggulay Too Treetops is uniquely suspended in the treetop canopy on two levels right on the Barron River Gorge near Cairns. The retreats are just 7 kilometres west of Cairns airport and 15 minutes by road. Its centrally located close to many attractions, if you can spare the time. Ask us for our free E-Book detailing the best things to see and do as experienced by our guests over the last ten years. You can save money on car hire, and we know the best way to plan your reef trip. We are here to help you have th holiday of a lifetime!
Our Asian inspired interior at Wanggulay Too opens onto a large timber balcony with breathtaking views of the world listed rainforest, tropical birds, kookaburras, Ulysses butterflies and the gentle flowing Barron River below.
Many of our guests use this as a luxury and breathtaking alternative to the accommodation in Port Douglas, Yorkeys Knob or Palm Cove. Access is very easy and once you arrive, like so many of our guests you will not want to leave. This absolute luxury hideaway blurs the line between indoors and out.
Surrounded by water and world heritage listed rainforest you are perfectly placed to walk the trails of the national park, canoe the Barron River Gorge, swim in natural waterfalls or simply relax on the balcony overlooking the river. Dive on the Great Barrier Reef or enjoy a sunset walk on nearby Palm Cove beach.
Natural ochres, earth-colours and textures invite you into the main living area under a large timber cathedral ceiling. The spacious open-plan living area extends outside to a wide verandah high above the forest floor in the treetops. The doors slide back, allowing the large outdoor area to become part of the living room.
The outside bar, dining area and the kitchen all have full views over the river below. On the ground floor, is a smaller living area with a lounge, and verandah fully screened for the ultimate tropical living experience. The undercover area outside has a table tennis table for guest use
A place to dream in the land of the 'dreamtime.
The master bedrooms (we have two) lookout through the dappled sunlight of the treetops with the river down below. Birds sing and play in the branches surrounding the large balcony outside.
Fine linen, polished timber floors - attention to detail, decorative soaps in a Balinese tray, fragrant frangipanis floating in a bowl and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a spa-bath.
Five bedrooms, three king, sized beds, one queen sized bed and a king single bed. We also have two roll-away single beds and a sofa bed for guests use. We can accommodate up to 13 people.
We have created one of the best outdoor bathrooms you will find anywhere. Relax in your warm bath looking over the Barron River below. Take a shower on our Balinese river stones looking over the river.
Unlimited Wifi, Satellite TV, DVD Library, Stocked kitchen,
Sitting above the hillside in the rainforest, this luxurious Cairns City holiday house is unique with it's outdoor antique bath perched above the river. If you are looking for the holiday of a lifetime, you have found your home right here!
'Wanggulay Too Treetops' is a five bedroom holiday home located just 7 kilometres west of Cairns airport and set amongst the treetops of World Heritage listed rainforest.
Welcome in and we will take you on a tour of our home...the spacious open-plan living room with cathedral ceiling opens onto a wide veranda in the treetops with breathtaking views of the rainforest and Barron River below. Relax on the balcony to bird calls, beautiful blue Ulysses butterflies and the gentle sound of the Barron River below. With the kitchen opening onto the deck, entertaining is a treat creating a fun bar atmosphere at night.
Upstairs, four bedrooms open onto the main living room with exotic oriental furniture, polished hardwoods, and earth-colours and textures making Wanggulay warm and inviting. The master bedroom has French windows opening onto the veranda. Locally handmade soaps, fragrant frangipanis floating in bowls make the luxurious ensuite bathroom with a spa-bath delicious.
On the floor below is a smaller living area with a lounge and veranda fully screened for the ultimate tropical living experience. The second master bedroom looks out through the dappled sunlight of the treetops with the river down below. Walk out onto the river platform to bathe in the antique bath with a bottle of complimentary bubbly. It doesn't get better than this!
We look forward to welcoming you to Wanggulay Too Treetops.
Included in your rate is our free E-Book, detailing the best things to see and do as experienced by our Wanggulay guests over the last 10 years.
Located just 7 kilometres north-west of Cairns airport. Its an easy 15 minute drive away with plenty of parking at the retreat. Wanggulay Too Treetops is on the edge of the Barron River Gorge. The Barron River flows from the mountains to the Coral Sea as it cuts through the rainforest in the spectacular Barron Gorge. The river widens and the current slows amongst the rocky outcrops and small clearings where families picnic and swim in the cool water of nearby Stoney Creek.
Sitting on the hillside above the river this luxurious pole home is filled with exotic oriental Balinese furniture, day bed on the balcony, polished hardwoods, elegant fabrics, handsome statues and lush tropical plants. It is conveniently located close to all major attractions including Skyrail and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with five theatres, museum, traditional Aboriginal camp, art gallery, shop, and restaurants.
WHAT TO DO NEAR THE RETREAT
Walk the marked trails of World Heritage listed rainforest right on your doorstep.
Bathe on the side of the river in our luxury bathroom
Explore the rock pools and waterfalls of Stoney creek.
Walk down to the Barron river by private pathway.
Canoe the Barron river gorge.
Fish for famous Barramundi in the lower reaches of the Barron river.
Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Sunset walks on the nearby beaches
Ride the world famous Skyrail over the rainforest canopy.
Take a picnic to Crystal Cascades.
Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Take the kids to Muddys Playground
Cable Waterski Park
Explore the wonderful Rusty's fresh produce markets.
Dine on the beach at Vivo's or Straits
Visit the Cairns Art Museum
Take the scenic rail to Kuranda
Take a short drive along kilometres of unspoilt coastline to Port Douglas
Or simply relax on the expansive balcony or by the gentle flowing Barron river where you can take in all the delights of a holiday in the rainforest.
Also check out our other premier rental - Wanggulay Bali on the Barron.
- children welcome
- pets considered
My name is Belinda. After building Wanggulay in 2003 we decided to completely upgrade our nearby home to Wanggulay standard and and now we are about to launch WanggulayToo Treetops. I have lived overseas for many years and Wanggulay is our spectacular home in Australia. I am a Nutritionist and lifestyle consultant and love food. I recently wrote the Cairns and Wanggulay Guide which contains a comprehensive food section detailing my favourite markets,restaurants and cafes. I have two daughters and they wrote the kids section in the Wanggulay guide too. The eBook copy of the guide is yours when you make an enquiry. I would love to show you our home, perhaps you have already seen its neighbour Wanggulay on Australian Lifestyle television or Queensland Weekender.
Blin purchased this house in 2009
Why Blin chose Cairns City
We have lived all over Australia (19 locations) and overseas ( 4 countries) but the lure of the tropics and the rainforest outside Cairns was too great. We feel that nothing can compete with the natural beauty and experiences on offer in this unique pocket on our planet. We loved to travel and we have collected a lot of wonderful pieces that now have found their home in Wanggulay Too. Come meet Aladin our lamp from Asia, our marriage dolls, all four of them from Bali. We have interesting Art work form famous Australian artists and very pieces collected form markets around the world. All compliment the tropical environment of Cairns.
What makes this house unique
Have you ever been to a place where you feel that you are literally walking in the tropical treetops? Thanks to a a rare engineering feat matching frameless glass with fine, slim edge stainless steel balcony you can do just that at Wanggulay Too. Not more than 10 minutes walk or 2 minutes by car is one of the most beautiful creek and waterfalls on our planet. Known as Stoney creek it is a locals hidden favourite and little wonder that when we first swam under the waterfall for us it was paradise found, Come and experience that, you will be amazed and all this so very close to Cairns city and Palm Cove..